AK Steel Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2008 Earnings Date

West Chester, OH, December 15, 2008—AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) said today it plans to release fourth quarter and full-year 2008 earnings at approximately 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, January 27, 2009. AK Steel will also provide live listening access on the Internet to its earnings conference call to be held at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time on January 27, 2009. Access to the webcast will be available from the home page of the company's Web site at www.aksteel.com. The webcast will be archived on the company's Web site following the call until February 3, 2009 and will be accessible from the home page.

About AK Steel
AK Steel produces flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steels, primarily for automotive, appliance, construction and electrical power generation and distribution markets. The company employs about 6,500 men and women in Middletown, Mansfield, Coshocton and Zanesville, Ohio; Butler, Pennsylvania; Ashland, Kentucky; Rockport, Indiana; and its corporate headquarters in West Chester, Ohio. Additional information about AK Steel is available on the company's web site at www.aksteel.com.

AK Tube LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of AK Steel, employs about 300 men and women in plants in Walbridge, Ohio and Columbus, Indiana. AK Tube produces carbon and stainless electric resistance welded (ERW) tubular steel products for truck, automotive and other markets. Additional information about AK Tube LLC is available on its web site at www.aktube.com.